Heather Moss is a litigator and civil rights attorney who specializes in enforcing Federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), sex, age, religion, and disability. Ms. Moss currently serves as a Division Chief for the Office of Civil Rights, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, where she is the administration’s principal advisor regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Moss served for several years as a Civil Rights Attorney Advisor and Policy Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice. In these roles, Ms. Moss provided technical assistance, training, interagency coordination, and regulatory, policy, and program review to ensure that Federal financial assistance recipients complied with various Federal civil rights laws and Executive Orders. During this time, Ms. Moss served as lead attorney on multiple high-profile matters.
Previously in her career, Ms. Moss has also served as an Assistant Regional Counsel and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Social Security Administration in San Francisco, CA, and as a Litigation Associate for Baker Botts L.L.P. in Washington, DC. Her pro bono work has included an Eighth Amendment challenge to the Federal lethal injection protocol and amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley Law, Ms. Moss taught as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2009)
A.B., Bryn Mawr College (2002)